22/10/2020

Value chain H2 filling station

Green hydrogen is a key element in the future energy strategies of Germany and the European Union

Source: BAM

BAM makes a valuable contribution to the hydrogen strategy of the Federal Government and the EU

Hydrogen is a central component of the energy transition and the European Green Deal for a climate-neutral Europe. In order to achieve the goals defined by 2050, the EU and the German government have drawn up a framework for action and are making long-term investments in research, development and the rapid implementation of innovative hydrogen technologies.

The prerequisites for a successful energy transition and the economic use of green hydrogen as a clean energy carrier are H2 readiness and a rapid market ramp-up, as well as the establishment of the necessary value chains in the national and European framework. Reliable quality and safety standards are the prerequisite for ensuring security of supply and environmental compatibility and for creating confidence in these technologies.

Many years of research around hydrogen

Hydrogen reserach has been topical at BAM for more than one hundred years and is currently the focus of numerous research and cooperation activities. BAM's current hydrogen strategy creates important prerequisites for the successful market ramp-up and for ensuring the technical safety and monitoring of infrastructures and plants - from production and transport to storage and supply of hydrogen as the energy carrier of the future.

The expertise available for this includes:

  • the evaluation of materials and containment systems for transport
  • the storage of hydrogen
  • the development and evaluation of new measuring methods for gas mixtures
  • the development of corresponding regulations, norms and standards
  • Power-to-X technologies
  • Sector coupling, especially with mobility
  • the safety assessment of infrastructures including the energy production with wind power plants

At the same time a focus is placed on necessary cross-sectional areas. These include regulatory issues and know-how in risk management as well as the use of digital tools in quality management in order to make reliable, case-related forecasts.

Fields of competence in hydrogen technologies

Material properties and compatibility

Component testing, component safety and approval

Sensor technology, analytics and certified reference materials

Process and plant safety

BAM's fields of competence in hydrogen technologies

BAM's fields of competence in hydrogen technologies

Source: BAM

Detailed information on our activities and already completed hydrogen projects as well as on our test facilities and test technology can be found in our brochure "Hydrogen: Our contribution to safety" (PDF) .